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Toho plans to release a new Japanese Godzilla film next year as the monster’s audience grows

3 November, 2022

The King of the Monsters still reigns in Japan — and most other places.

Godzilla’s grasp on fans and pop culture began 68 years ago, but the radioactive mega lizard’s influence on global audiences has been growing due to recent box office successes and increasing access on streaming services. 

To capitalize on this moment, Toho, the Japanese film studio that owns the monster and licenses it to Legendary in the U.S., said it will produce and release a new Godzilla film a year from Thursday, the anniversary of the monster’s first film. 

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